Impossible Performances (2022)

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Impossible Performances Somewhere inside your head there’s a show happening. Not so much audio drama as a series of guided hallucinations. Skewed Visions presents a limited podcast performance, a series of 12 Impossible Performances, fever dreams that bubble up from beneath everyday life, elegies and enigmas that reflect our world in intimate and unsettling ways,…

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State of Loss (2021)

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Created by Charles Campbell by mail Sent October 9 –  October 30, 2021. Reception dates varied. Skewed Visions produced a memorial by-mail performance commemorating the losses we have faced since the first death in the US from COVID. Titled State of Loss, it was created by Charles Campbell after the pandemic shut down all performing…

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Birds of the Future (2019)

Birds Of The Future

Birds of the Future (2019) Created by Charles Campbell at Fresh Oysters Performance Research, Minneapolis May – June 8, 2019 Performers: Erika Hansen, Megan Mayer, Felipe Mafasoli, and Charles Campbell Installation: Jess Kiel-Wornson Sound design and original music: Mike Hallenbeck A piece about apocalypse, chaos, and hope. A taxonomy of failed utopian impulses. A cycle…

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Want (2018)

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Want (2018) Created by Charles Campbell in collaboration with the performers Erika Hansen & Megan Mayer Commissioned as part of the 2018 Right Here Showcase Walking in New York city in April 2018, I was struck by the sight of a building that as so tall and thin it looked like a toy. Back in…

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Appetite (2017)

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Created by Charles Campbell APPETITE was an experiment in performance using the principle of audio feedback as a creative tool made live in collaboration between Skewed Visions co-founder Charles Campbell and composer/sound designer Ted Moore. Inspired by sources as varied as Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle, Chris Marker’s sci-fi film-novel, La Jetee, the…

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Losing Kantor (2016)

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Created by Charles Campbell Losing Kantor played for 8 performances between October 7 and 22, 2016 at Fresh Oysters Performance Research Tadeusz Kantor was an influential and uncompromisingly radical visual artist and theater-maker born in Poland in 1925. His drawings, paintings, objects, writings, theories, and performances continue to influence many artists internationally, and were always a…

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EX (2014-2016)

Photo from EX - Created by Charles Campbell, October 2014

Created by Charles Campbell, October 2014 Performers: Charles Campbell, Annie Enneking, Megan Mayer, Billy Mullaney Lights: Heidi Eckwall Sound: Elliott Durko Finch Suit building: Alison Heimstead Production Manager: Blake Bolan What was EX? It was not an epic story of human struggle. It was not a political parable for our times. It was not about you and…

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Black Water (2012)

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Created by Charles Campbell Performers: Charles Campbell, Megan Mayer, Laurie Van Wieren Lights: Heidi Eckwall Object Design: Irve Dell Construction: Willis Bowman, Irve Dell, Alex Walton Video: Kevin Obsatz Sound: Elliott Durko Finch Projection Manager: Alex Grant Drone Pilot: Brandon Reinert Production Manager: Megan Mayer Black Water was created in the former Spiro’s Mediterranean Market space on the University Avenue…

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Please Remain Seated (2011)

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Created by Charles Campbell, Gülgün Kayim, and Sean Kelley-Pegg As part of Northern Spark: a nuit blanche (2011), Skewed Visions presented Please Remain Seated, overnight from June 4 at 8:55pm to June 5 at 5:28am. Skewed Visions’ contribution to this event was a set of audio performances tailored for the 15 festival buses and their…

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He Woke Up In A Strange Place Called Home And Although Looking For Bed He Kept Finding Death Instead (2009)

Photo He Woke Up In A Strange Place Called Home And Although Looking For Bed He Kept Finding Death Instead

Created by Charles Campbell Performers: Blake Bolan, Charles Campbell, Katie Kaufmann, Tara King, Cherri Macht, Theresa Madaus, Megan Mayer, Monica Thomas, Laurie Van Wieren Video Performers: Arthur M. Campbell, Arthur G. M. Campbell, Charles Campbell Video: Kevin Obsatz Sound: Elliott Durko Lynch Bed: Willis Bowman Lighting consultant: Heidi Eckwall Notes on He Woke Up In A Strange Place Called Home And Although Looking For Bed…

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